Continuing our daily grind of news, it has come to our attention that Chevrolet has priced the 2013 TrailBlazer in Thailand at THB 1,059,000. That price figure translates directly to $33,574.32 USD. For that, buyers are treated with a 2.5L Duramax diesel engine, which supplies 150 horsepower (110 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, two-wheel drive, a five-speed manual transmission, seating for seven, and a towing capacity of 2,500 kg (or 5,511 lbs).
Move up the ladder all the way to the LTZ1-trimmed, four-wheel-drive T-Blazer with the 2.8L Duramax and six-speed automatic, and buyers will need to shell out THB 1,489,000, or $47,206.95 USD. Is it just us, or is the dollar not what it used to be? We’re being rhetorical, of course. But for this spicy bowl of Thai baht, buyers will find 180 horsepower (132 kW) and 470 Nm (346 lb-ft) of torque in their TrailBlazer, with an impressive towing capacity of 3,000 kg (6,613.8 lbs).
For comparison’s sake, the 2012 Chevrolet Traverse commands $29,510 at the time of this writing, while the pointless Tahoe (just get the Suburban, people) starts at $38,755 and can climb to over a serious $56,000.
So what will it be, America? If the Trailblazer was ever sold here, would you consider it over the Traverse and Tahoe? We know which one we’d go for.